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Franz Beckenbauer, among those accused of fraud in the organization of the 2006 World Cup

2019-08-06T14:54:41.865Z

The Swiss Public Ministry (State Prosecutor's Office) today officially accused of fraud related to the organization of the 2006 World Cup in Germany to three former officials of the


The Swiss Public Ministry (State Prosecutor's Office) today officially accused of fraud related to the organization of the 2006 World Cup in Germany to three former officials of the German soccer federation as well as the former FIFA secretary general, the Swiss Urs Linsi .

The accusation, which affects the Germans Horst Rudolf Schmidt, Theo Zwanziger and Wolfgang Niersbach , also splashes who was president of the organizing committee of Germany 2006, the German football legend Franz Beckenbauer.

However, the Swiss prosecutor said today that his situation will be treated separately, due to the health problems he is currently suffering.

The case revolves around a loan worth 10 million Swiss francs (9.14 million euros) requested by Beckenbauer in 2002 and which according to the accusation presented today was irregularly presented as expenses of the opening ceremony of the 2006 World Cup when Actually, Mohammed Bin Hammam was paid to Qatari for unknown reasons .

Bin Hammam, former president of the Asian Confederation, was sanctioned for life in 2011 by FIFA, amid suspicions of bribes to leaders of national football federations in order to win votes to lead the international federation or make Qatar out 2022 World Cup headquarters.

The loan was initially requested by Beckenbauer in a personal capacity to an important financial firm but was irregularly disbursed through the German federation, a statement from the Swiss prosecutor's office explained

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